The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Ambrose Collict

Ambrose Collict or Collett was not on the original Ystradgynlais War Memorial, erected in the 1970s, but this omission was corrected when the new memorial was constructed in Autumn 2016. He served with the Royal Engineers and died from gas shell wounds in July 1917. Note that on enlistment in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers on 31st August 1914 he signed his name as 'Ambrose Collict' but on transfer to the Royal Engineers he signed his name as 'A COLLETT'

The information on Ambrose Collict, or Collett has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Cambrian Daily Leader newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameAmbrose Collict (or Collett)
Date of Death23rd July 1917
Died from Gas Shell Wounds
Place of DeathFlanders, Western Front
Age at Death38
Unit and RegimentRoyal Engineers; 173rd Tunnelling Coy
Formerly Royal welsh Fusiliers (Private 6001);
Service Number156136
Additional InformationBorn Mardy 1881. Underground Colliery Haulier. Living at 79 Oxford Street Mardy. Enlisted Mardy 31/08/1914. From 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Transferred to Royal Engineers 28/04/1916 Gassed 12/05/1916
(Parents may have died and he was unmarried) BROTHER (Next of Kin) Mr W J COLLECT of Brickyard Cottages, Abercrave; Items of deceased sent to this address: Pipe, Pocket Knife, Cigarette Case, Match Box Cover, Buttons, 1914 -15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal
Local MemorialsNot on Ystradgynlais War Memorial
Known BrothersWilliam John COLLICT (born Aberdare 1872) Coal Miner Hewer Married Sarah Collict (born Ystradgynlais 1872)
Tom J COLLICT (born 1876)
Known SistersBertha COLLICT (born 1870) of Troedyrhiw Abercrave

From the Cambrian Daily Leader newspaper, 22nd August 1917:-

Died of Wounds Royal Engineers Sapper Ambrose Collict Abercrave


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